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3 Denim-On-Denim Outfit Ideas Courtesy Of Yara Shahidi


At only 19 years old, Yara Shahidi has quickly become an authority on fashion, constantly pushing boundaries and setting tomorrow's trends. While her recent red-carpet looks have been so whimsical and fairytale-like, her off-duty style is defined by bold, edgy pieces on the contrary. One way to adopt the actor's one-of-a-kind look is to copy Yara Shahidi's denim-on-denim formula.

When the teen activist arrives at an event, you can expect her to be wearing fierce, sometimes clashing prints — take a look at the snakeskin separates she sported at the Toronto Film Festival or the plaid-and-floral ensemble she wore to the #girlhero Award Luncheon in Oct. — but her off-duty looks are a bit more predictable.

The Black-ish actor sticks with what she knows, which is denim (and a lot of it). Somehow she always seems to find new ways to spin all-denim outfits. Three examples you'll want to work into your own look, ahead.

Oversized Jeans & Jacket

In Jan., Shahidi modeled the most trend-forward Missoni ensemble in New York City. The crisp collar of her white button-up peeked out from the neck of an oversized denim jacket that hit below the hip. The matching jeans were loose-fitting as well, and rolled at the cuff to reveal white t-strap heels.

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Dame Denim Oversized Trucker Jacket



This sherpa-lined wardrobe essential is the denim jacket your winter wardrobe needs.

Arrow High-Rise Skinny Jeans



Pair your buttoned-up denim jacket with these corresponding skinnies in true Shahidi style.

Perfect Vintage Distressed Boyfriend Jacket


MaxStudio Indigo

This slightly distressed, oversized layer has that lived-in feel you look for in a denim jacket.

Perfect Vintage Core Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans


MaxStudio Indigo

Complete your denim-on-denim look with these ripped and frayed skinny jeans.

Layered With A Floral Dress

Shahidi got creative with the outfit she sported to an event for Aldo and Refinery29 in Sept. The actor played video games in an "Artcade" wearing a floral button-up dress over skinny jeans and a classic denim jacket. She left the bottom half of the dress unbuttoned to highlight the pants and tucked the ankles into her sleek white booties.

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Denim Trucker Jacket


Melrose and Market

Give that classic denim jacket that's been hanging in your closet for ages a much-need upgrade with this distressed number.

Dare Maxi Shirtdress



Leave the bottom part of this geometric-print maxi unbuttoned to showcase your jeans underneath.

Destructed Hem Skinny Jean




With a trend-forward destructed hem, these ripped jeans will go with just about anything.

Charli Oversized Denim Jacket



Channel the styles of the '80s in this boxy, light-wash jacket made of extra-cozy recycled cotton.

Tough Love Floral-Pattern Crepe Shirt Dress


Free People

This floral midi shirtdress was made for layering between your denim pants and jacket.

Z1975 Basic Skinny Jeans



There's no doubt that Shahidi would approve of these high-waisted, light-blue skinnies.

Easy Button-Up & Destroyed Denim

Shahidi's off-duty outfit from Sept. is the easiest to create. She paired denim in the same wash, dressed it up with black leather slip-ons, pulled her hair into a convenient topknot, and hit the streets of SoHo. The actor wore her chambray top all the way buttoned and her skinny jeans were distressed on the knees.

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Cotton Chambray Shirt



Every girl needs a basic chambray shirt in her arsenal and this one is so versatile.

Le Original Skinny distressed jeans




To avoid looking too coordinated, pair your light-colored denim with darker shades.

Button Front Chambray Shirt



This button-up features a relaxed fit perfect for off-duty days.

W4 Colette Cropped Distressed High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans



Similar to Shahidi's, these simple jeans feature subtle distressed patches on the knees.